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Hecla Mine Rescue Teams Perform Strongly in Recent Competitions

Company Release - 6/12/2017 6:30 AM ET

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is pleased to recognize the strong performance of its mine rescue teams from Lucky Friday, Greens Creek and Casa Berardi during this year’s Central Mine Rescue and Quebec Provincial Mine Rescue Competitions.

The strongest result came from the Lucky Friday team, consisting of veteran professionals who volunteered to form a team and represent the mine despite it being on care and maintenance, and who placed first overall out of seven teams. In addition, the team from Greens Creek placed second overall out of seven teams, and the team from Casa Berardi placed sixth overall out of 17 teams.

“Mine rescue competitions are an important part of emergency preparedness and overall safety,” said Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President and CEO. “The performance shows our teams are ready to act in the event of an emergency, and we thank them for their dedication and sacrifice.”

ABOUT HECLA

Founded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made or information provided in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “targets,” “anticipates” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information include statements or information regarding estimates of silver production for 2017 on a consolidated basis and at each of the Greens Creek, Lucky Friday and San Sebastian mines, annual gold production for 2017 at Casa Berardi, and second quarter 2017 production. The material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information include that the Company’s plans for development and production will proceed as expected and will not require revision as a result of risks or uncertainties, whether known, unknown or unanticipated, to which the Company’s operations are subject.

Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated, expected or implied. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, metals price volatility, volatility of metals production and costs, litigation, regulatory and environmental risks, operating risks, project development risks, political risks, labor issues, ability to raise financing and exploration risks and results. Refer to the Company’s Form 10K and 10-Q reports for a more detailed discussion of factors that may impact expected future results. The Company undertakes no obligation and has no intention of updating forward-looking statements other than as may be required by law.

Hecla Mining Company
Jeanne DuPont, 800-HECLA91 (800-432-5291)
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Investor Relations
hmc-info@hecla-mining.com
www.hecla-mining.com

Source: Hecla Mining Company